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| p.1 #1 · Repost From FB - Fellow Sports Photographer Al Bello Needs Our Help |
This was on my FaceBook Timeline. If you know Al, he is one of the greatest people you will ever meet. I really can't describe in words how awesome he is as a person and photographer. His home got destroyed by Irene last year, and I know he had just finished rebuilding, and Sandy did it again.
If anyone would like to participate in my template offer, but have the money go to Al and his family instead, please just PM me and I will make sure it is taken care of, otherwise here is the donation information if anyone would like to help:
The Bello Family Relief Effort
Our dear friends, the Bellos, recently survived Hurricane Sandy. Their house cannot say the same. They live in Merrick, NY which is located on Long Island. Last year, their home sustained catastrophic damage from Hurricane Irene. Just in the past couple of months, they completed the rebuild of their home from that stor
m only to have this larger storm come through and destroy the entire first floor again. As of 11/5/12, Al and his family are still without heat or electricity.
Al Bello is a world-class photographer who Donald has always looked up to. Al is married to one of the sweetest human beings, Debbie, and they have two beautiful kids Nicole and Daniel. They have faced great adversity in the past couple of years, but as Donald says, he has never heard Al complain about it. Ever.
They face another long road of dealing with insurance, FEMA, contractors, temporary relocation, etc. When Donald texted Al on Wednesday and asked "What can we do to help you guys?", he replied "Can you build me a house?" Our hearts are breaking for them and we want to help. We can't build a house but we can help to raise money for their family to help offset some of the financial burden from this repeat tragedy.
We have set up a benevolent fund for the Bello family at Comercia Bank. Donations can be made the following ways:
1. Wiring funds (routing # 121137522 and account #1894689049)
2. Making a deposit at any Comerica branch to account #1894689049 (Account name: The Bello Family Relief Fund)
3. Mailing a check to us made out to The Bello Family Relief Fund.
C/o Lauren Miralle
5751 Palmer Way Ste. H1
Carlsbad, CA 92010
100% of the funds donated will go directly to the Bellos. Thank you for taking the time to care for this incredible family!!